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The Changing Academic Profession in Canada: Personal Characteristics, Career Trajectories, Sense of Identity/Commitment and Job Satisfaction

  • Amy Scott MetcalfeEmail author
  • Donald Fisher
  • Glen Jones
  • Yves Gingras
  • Kjell Rubenson
  • Iain Snee
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Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 16)

Abstract

The reported study focused on tenured and tenure-track academics with ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of 18 Canadian universities. Based on the Canadian CAP (Changing Academic Profession) survey the general profile of the academic profession in Canada is described in terms of sociodemographic variables (gender, marital status, ethnicity, parents’ educational attainment, etc.), academic experience and perspectives on their work (academic attitudes, institutional and disciplinary affiliation). Canadian faculty present a strong international character and look at teaching and research as compatible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy Scott Metcalfe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Donald Fisher
    • 1
  • Glen Jones
    • 2
  • Yves Gingras
    • 3
  • Kjell Rubenson
    • 1
  • Iain Snee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Université du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada

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